Discover Benelux | Hotel of the Month | Belgium
viduals. Both the presidential and duplex suites feature extensive panelled walls in the lounge and dining areas, reminiscent of China’s famous Summer Palace. Junior suites are located exclusively on the fourth floor with balconies overlooking the interior courtyard or the greenery at the front of the hotel. Room service is available 24/7. The other rooms, called Fang25 or Fang27 (the numbers refer to their size in metres), are decorated in soft pastels with delicate wooden panels. All feature a splendid marble desk incorporating a media hub with a 40-inch LED SmartTv. Refreshments include a mini bar, a Nespresso machine and a wide tea selection. All rooms have a laptop safe. The bathrooms are made of elegant marble and have spacious walk-in showers, with some suites featuring standalone bathtubs. For pure escapism, Tangla Hotel offers a superb 1,200-square-metre spa with reflexology massage rooms where guests can switch off entirely from the outside world. It also has a vast indoor heated pool, a large sauna, and a gym and fitness area.
Gourmet culinary options The hotel’s F&B concept is derived around the TLounge, explains Mr. Schmitz. “We pride ourselves on having a very wide selection of teas and whiskeys in our lounge bar,” he says. The lounge is in the middle of the hotel under a beautiful skylight: to one side, guests can see the Tang Dynasty, a fine-dining Cantonese restaurant, and on the other side is Le Cinq restaurant, serving international food. TLounge’s décor takes inspiration from Chinese tea plantations. It serves over 40 types of tea, including the best of black, green, Oolong and white teas from China, Sri Lanka, India and Japan. The atmospheric Tang Dynasty pays homage to Chinese traditions of privacy and prestige by offering five private dining rooms. The restaurant prides itself on being Belgium’s first Cantonese gastronomic restaurant. Ingredients are sourced locally and directly from China. The lively Le Cinq restaurant serves a Eurasian buffet, including breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as à la carte options and a choice of dishes cooked on the Teppanyaki grill.
An ideal setting for leisure and business Thanks to its range of entertainment spaces, Tangla Hotel is well suited to organising business meetings as well as leisure events. The Imperial Ballroom, which has a ceiling height of over six metres, can seat up to 400 people. The Royal Ballroom is another adaptable space which can be split into three, seats up to 300, and features in-built translation booths. There is also the Discreet room available for board meetings, and the Confidential room which can seat 14 people. The hotel organises monthly after-work events of varying themes, catering to different crowds. Events are usually held in the TLounge, but if weather permits these are held outdoors. Tangla Hotel is the only five-star hotel that has a private karaoke room. Up to 20 guests can sing their favourite songs and enjoy some drinks. Tangla Hotel is situated in the Eastern part of Brussels and has excellent transport links. Web: www.tanglabrussels.com
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